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What’s in a name?

Off the Beat

I realized our names don’t define us — instead we fill them with our own identities. My name has nothing to do with my dad and I’ve reclaimed it as mine. In the end, I’ve decided I don’t need to change my name. I’m happy with just making it my own.
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UC Berkeley must remove Boalt name

After a process that lasted more than a year, I have decided that the law school should stop using the Boalt name. Boalt wrote a racist essay supporting the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which banned immigration of Chinese laborers to the U.S. for more than 60 years.
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A half-white Christmas

Off the Beat

All I want for Christmas is to stop being asked what I am. As someone of multiracial heritage, navigating the concept of “otherness” prevents me from fully immersing myself in the festivities and experiences of my cultures.
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Fruitless conversations

Off the Beat

This moment with my cousin was memorable and valuable for both of us because these interactions with “the other side” are becoming fewer and fewer. The instant that we identify whether a person is a Democrat or a Republican, we often stop listening as we expect to learn nothing.
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Halfway through their terms, here’s what ASUC officials have accomplished

CAMPUS ISSUES: With one semester down, The Daily Californian editorial board checked in on ASUC officials to see how far they’ve come on their campaign promises

Over the past few weeks, The Daily Californian’s editorial board has met with nearly all of the ASUC executives and senators to discuss the progress they’ve made on their platforms in the first semester of their terms. Some officials have made substantial progress on their term goals, while others are
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When naughty is nice

Sex on Tuesday

I think the best gifts are things you know the recipient will love but that they would never go out and buy for themselves. For a lot of people, sex toys fit the bill.
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Making it through dead week

Off the Beat

Last semester, I did all my readings for one of my classes. I participated in class discussions, and I went above and beyond — surprising even myself — and found myself consistently in office hours. My work ethic made it seem like I had a steady grasp on the class. I understood
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Annals of Beauty

Miss Communication

There is an inconspicuous clinic on an unremarkable street lined with tall oak trees in which I spent the better part of an afternoon against my own good judgment and the advice of my close friends. I sat in a sterile waiting room — the walls were cream, the smell
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